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Aachen ambo ivories

Aachen ambo ivories   Reference library

John Hanson

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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The *ambo at the cathedral in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) is embellished with six *ivories probably of the early 8th

Aba I, Mar

Aba I, Mar (552)   Reference library

J. F. Coakley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Author and *catholicus of the *Church of the East. He was a former Persian official converted from

Ab Actis

Ab Actis   Reference library

Alexander Skinner

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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A senior member of the *officium of a *Praefectus Praetorio, *Praefectus Urbi, *Vicarius,

abacus

abacus   Reference library

William David Ross and Michael Vickers

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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a counting-board, the usual aid to reckoning in antiquity. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans alike used a board with vertical

Abaris

Abaris   Reference library

Alan H. Griffiths

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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legendary devotee of *Apollo from the far north, a shamanistic missionary and saviour-figure like *Aristeas whom *Pindar

Abasgia

Abasgia   Reference library

Manana Odisheli

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Abasgia occupied the north-east shore of the Black Sea. It was part of Colchis where the *cities of Gyenos

‘Abbasids

‘Abbasids (in Umayyad times)   Reference library

Konstantin Klein and Andrew Marsham

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Caliphal dynasty (750–1258) who seized the *caliphate from the *Umayyads in the so-called ‘Abbasid Revolution of 747–50. The

Abbayei

Abbayei (278–338)   Reference library

Isaiah Gafni

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Head of the Babylonian rabbinic academy of *Pumbedita. Following the early deaths of his parents, Abbayei was raised

Abbo

Abbo (751)   Reference library

Hans Hummer

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Rector of Maurienne and Susa (726) and probably *Patricius of *Provence (739–c.751). He founded the *

‘Abd al-Hamid b. Yahya al-Katib

‘Abd al-Hamid b. Yahya al-Katib (750)   Reference library

Adrian De Gifis

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Secretary for the Umayyad caliphs *Hisham b. ‘Abd al-Malik b. Marwan (r. 724–43) and *Marwan II (r. 744–50).

‘Abd Allah b. al-‘Abbas

‘Abd Allah b. al-‘Abbas (688)   Reference library

Rasheed Hosein and Andrew Marsham

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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was a son of one of the Prophet *Muhammad’s uncles. In the period after Muhammad’s death, Ibn ‘Abbas

‘Abd Allah b. al-Zubayr

‘Abd Allah b. al-Zubayr (624–91/2)   Reference library

Nicola Clarke

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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*Caliph (r. c.684–91/2) during the Second *Arab Civil War (*Fitna). Grandson of the first

‘Abd Allah b. Mu‘awiya

‘Abd Allah b. Mu‘awiya (748)   Reference library

Adrian De Gifis

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Great-grandson of Ja‘far b. Abi Talib (brother of *‘Ali) and contender for the imamate (744–8). With Zaydi support,

‘Abd Allah b. Shihab al-Zuhri

‘Abd Allah b. Shihab al-Zuhri (742)   Reference library

Rasheed Hosein

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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One of the most important figures in the formation, development, and interpretation of the Islamic tradition, al-Zuhri is viewed positively

‘Abd Allah b. ‘Umar

‘Abd Allah b. ‘Umar (693)   Reference library

Nancy Khalek

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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A son of the *caliph *‘Umar b. al-Khattab, famous for his character and scrupulousness in the transmission

‘Abd al-Malik b. Marwān

‘Abd al-Malik b. Marwān (646–705)   Reference library

Nicola Clarke

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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*Umayyad *caliph (r. 685 or 692–705), builder of the *Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount, *

‘Abd al-Rahman b. al-Ash‘ath

‘Abd al-Rahman b. al-Ash‘ath (704)   Reference library

Nicola Clarke

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Arab military commander and rebel. ‘Abd al-Rahman sided with *‘Abd al-Malik during the Second *Arab Civil War (

Abdera

Abdera   Reference library

James Maxwell Ross Cormack and Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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a flourishing Greek city east of the Nestus river on the coast of *Thrace (Diod. Sic. 13. 72. 2).

Abdishoʿ

Abdishoʿ (1318)   Reference library

Hubert Kaufhold and István Perczel

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Abdishoʿ bar Brika, *Metropolitan of *Nisibis, is the last important east *Syriac writer. His Nomocanon (1290)

Abgar legend

Abgar legend   Reference library

Alain J. Desreumaux

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Widely credited set of stories based on the apocryphal correspondence between Jesus and King Abgar of *Edessa. *

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